KANGAR – Dengue cases are on the rise in Perlis with 227 cases reported between January and Nov 8, an increase of 28 cases compared to the number recorded in the corresponding period last year, State Health director Dr Zaini Hussin said.
He said between Nov 2 and 8, a total of 10 cases of dengue were reported in the state, an increase of three cases from the number recorded in the same period last year.
However, no death due to dengue was reported, he said in a statement here today.
Eleven areas were identified as having high aedes-breeding ground index, namely Kampung Lat Seribu and Kampung Kuala Sungai Baru in the state constituency of Sanglang, Taman Angsana, Taman 20 and Taman Haz Melati (Beseri), RPA Padang Besar (Titi Tinggi), Sri Sena Apartment (Sena), Taman Santan 2 (Santan), Jalan Raja Syed Alwi and Kampung Sungai Berembang (Indera Kayangan) and Kampung Jejawi (Arau).
As such, Dr Zaini also advised the public to take precautionary measures to avoid infection, such as by cleaning and destroying all aedes-breeding spots in their areas, wearing long sleeve shirts and long pants at dawn and dusk, spraying aerosol at home between 6 am and 8 am and between 6 pm and 8 pm daily, besides seeking immediate medical attention when having high fever. – BERNAMA